Economy. With the restructuring, private household consumption fell in November

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French household consumer spending declined in November as containment began on October 30th. However, this decline was less pronounced than during the first containment of spring, as INSEE announced on Friday.

That spending fell 18.9{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} over a month in November, after increasing 3.9{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} (revised figure) in October, and it was 17.1{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118} below its November 2019 level, according to the National Institute of Statistics . In April, the last full month of childbirth, household consumption fell by almost 33{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118}.

Goods purchases and energy consumption

In November, the decline in household spending mainly affected purchases of industrial goods (-30.1{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118}) and energy costs (-19.2{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118}) due to the closure of so-called non-essential businesses and travel restrictions. In particular, spending on clothing and textiles fell by more than half (-53{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118}).

Food consumption also decreased by 5.8{7d3485657e94c2a51293ca186d4450b2f27c317aa7ee3509dac6c8bbf5461118}. Just like the tobacco, the price of which rose on November 1st, INSEE points out.